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>>> crews are on the scene of an early-morning accident that collapsed part of the scaffolding here at this building. we'll tell what you needs to be done before this road can open. >>> hamid karzai making comments that are making headlines. >>> a man has died after being hit while crossing this busy intersection in san jose. we'll tell you why police need your help. >>> the best around. >> well, we'll tell you why dozens of bread lovers are camped out right now in the south bay. >>> "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. we're tracking developing news of an accident that shut down a san francisco intersection. a driver took out a fire hydrant at folsom and essex near the onramp to the bay bridge. claudine wong is out there. are they getting close to reopening it yet, claudine? >> reporter: well, close, probably not but they are doing some important work right now. within the last half-hour since we last checked in with you, the crews for this scaffolding company have started to arrive. once the bus gets out of the way, you can see the work they are doing. what they told me they need to do is repair the collapsed bottom part of the scaffolding. once they do that -- and that could take a while -- then they will test it to make sure it is safe. if you pan across essex, you can see the entire area is shut down. that's because the fire department is out there. if there's any question about the structural integrity. this is entrance to the bay bridge. traffic at this point, just has to go around. let me show you video from this morning. it was about 3:0 that a san francisco police officer try -- 3:30 that a san francisco police officer tried to stop a vehicle. that vehicle hit the fire hydrant. now, the water went into the air about 30 feet were the estimates of the fire department. it went underneath the fire department. what wasn't already buckled by the crash became forced by the water. 50,000 gallons of water estimated to spill out. they cleaned that up, cleared the scene. now we have the issue of getting the scaffolding fix and stabilized. i did talk to the scaffolding crews. they said all they could do was a visual inspection and get that fixed and put it upright. how long, they said it could be a few hours? they said we'll keep an eye on the situation here and let you know what it dash this is the street -- what it is. -- is the offramp. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, the victim of a hit and run in the south bay has died. it happened yesterday in san jose. ktvu's janine de la vega has been there since 4:30 this morning talking to people who say they know the dangers in the area. janine? >> reporter: well, dave this intersection quinnby road, the traffic is picking up. there are a lot of pedestrians in the area at that time when this happened. police say around 5:45 last night a man was crossing the intersection struck him and -- and was struck. his identify city not being released until his next of skin notified. police are looking for anyone who saw anything. police say it's disappointing that the driver acted so callous. >> it's sad that we have to -- you know, you have to obey the laws when you cross the street. obey the laws. >> reporter: we don't know if. victim was jaywalking or -- we don't know if the victim was jaywalking or was on the sidewalk. the speed limit on the road here is 40 miles an hour. we're waiting for a call back from police to see if they can tell us how fast the suspect vehicle was going. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:05. well, the chp will give us new details about the suspects arrested in connection with robberies at the carquinez bridge tollbooths. ktvu news broke this story back in february. at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. the chp said they will announce more information later today. >>> this the rain is finally -- has finally cleared out of the bay area. there's still a lot of cleanup to do including in la fayette. city leaders have approved an emergency declaration making $1 million available for repairs. this 15-foot deep whole opened up aand crews have set up a temporary channel. they are still searching for a pipe to make a permanent fix. >>> in sonoma county, a five- mile stretch is closed because of a mud and rockslide. drivers are being detoured. repave work -- repair work is expected to get underway but cal tran says the stretch of highway -- the stretch of the highway will remain closed until it is repaired. >>> vine mill at 17 it -- vinehill at 17 is back ohm. homeowners are discuss -- is back open. homeowners are discussing bond measures to help keep roads better maintained. stay with us. you can get up-to-the-minute information by downloading the ktvu app or go to ktvu.com and look fogger stormwatch -- and look for the stormwatch tag. >>> hamid karzai, criticizing the united states during an interview with nbc news. president karzai blamed u.s. and nato forces for some of the insecurity in his country. he says he doesn't like the act that hundreds of prisoners are still being helled from the country and he signed that back in march with the president obama. he says he will not sign any more agreements with the u.s. until those prisoners are transferred. >>> well, the fiscal cliff is looming unless congress takes action to avoid it. coming up at 7:15, the number of california defense department jobs that could be lost if automatic trick -- automatic tax cuts are formed. >>> bill clinton says he's not sure if hillary clinton will run for president. she said she does not want to continue a secretary of state for president obama's second term. she said she wants to focus on issues to -- that are important to women. >>> let's see what tara is seeing on 880. >> we have a lot of traffic on pinole and then past the golden gate gate. we're in berkeley/emeryville. we have a traffic issue in here. 280, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give yourself extra time. let's check in with steve. >>> tara, thank you. there's definitely some breaks in the clouds. jive seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i dent think this -- i've seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i don't think this -- this breeze can helpster things up a little bit. still some low clouds around. i'm seeing breaks in the clouds for san jose. kind of a cooler pattern with the northwest wind. mostly sunny, though, today, no rain except we're done for a while. in fact, as the pattern changes here, even the higher clouds will stay to the north as everything starts to build offshore. independent self -- instead of 58, 59. everything staying north for now. the breeze should turn more northerly as we head towards friday night and saturday. so fog, sun, breezy. that west to northwest wind out there. not outrageous. but it's showing itself. we'll take that right into your weekend as well. that could be pockets of fog, thick fog. but for the weekend, it looks sun? dry and temperatures are on the mild side. >>> a couple in morgan hill is facing felony charges accused of kidnapping a handy man and forcing him to work around the home. the couple lured the handy man to the home on monday on the pretense of doing repair work. the handyman said the suspects threatened his life, held him against his will and forced him to do repair work. he said he was held for about seven years. he managed to get away to a second home where the couple was forcing him to do even more work. >>> the colorado theater is preparing to reopen and how they aring if to -- going to encourage -- how they are going to encourage people to return. n >>> 7:14. the aurora, colorado movie theater that was -- that was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage is scheduled to reopen next month on january 18th. a gunman opened fire back in july during a midnight premiere during the latest batman movie. the theater has been undergoing a remodel and will show free movies during the first couple of days of the reopening. >>> according to published reports, a university psychiatrist reached out to police after holmes talked about killing himself. highs psychiatrist decided not to put him on a hold because he was withdrawing from the university. >>> there could be new hope for international agreement on how to end syrian's civil war. secretary of state hillary clinton will meet today with sir yearia -- syria. the u.s. and russia had been on opposite sides of the conflict of syria with russia expressing support. but today's meeting suggestions a possible compromise. this comes as fox news is reporting that the syrian military has moved to mix deadly chemical weapons. they will not confirm whether they have the weapons, only saying that they would never use those weapons against their own people. >>> president obama and john boehner will talking on the phone about the fiscal cliff. still, there's no real progress. this all comes as another republican says he's willing to break ranks regarding this. tom coburn said that he -- some are looking for a way to save grace as they move in. >>> allison turns reports, hundreds of thousands of california jobs could be lost. alison? >> reporter: and dave, the defense industry projects about 135,000 jobs would be lost in california over the next few years if those tax increases and massive spending cuts kick in at the end of this month. if there's no deal on those, the pentagon was initially told not to plan for the cuts. that's all changed. in the last 24 hours, the pentagon leaders say they are preparing to slice about 10% of the budget. if we go over the fiscal cliff experts predict one in five defense contracts in california could be -- would be lost. both parties say there's still time to reach a deal and avoid those major losses. >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. >> our goal is to make sure this gets resolved. and i'm available any moment to sit down with the president to solve this. >> reporter: and leon panetta will speak to reporters from the pentagon in about an hour ago. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 81-year-old former senator allen simpson wants young people to get involved in reducing the national debt. so he's appearing in a youtube video called "the can kicks back." >> stop instagramming your breakfast and tweeting your problems and getting on youtube toe you -- so you can see gang new hampshire style. ♪ >> yeah, there -- gang nam style. >> yeah, there is he. he says take before or the cold coots will take over before you get there. >>> grady allen died tuesday of cardiac arrest at the able of 66 and before the game, roger goodell will speak at a fan forum in oakland in the oracle arena. about 150 raiders' season ticketholders were selected to take part. the game will commemorate 50 years of the nfl. this afternoon, the san francisco 49ers. and coming up, the signing ceremony to mark the special occasion. >>> we have an update on the name of the woman bicyclist shot and killed in berkeley. this is a story we told you about live. police say 50-year-old pamela mullins was shot around 11:30 tuesday night t happened right next to longfellow middle school on sacramento streets. we don't know if she was targeted. so far no arrests have been made. a bizarre story, a northern california man charged with imprisoning his ex-wife in his attic. authorities in oroville, 70 miles north of sacramento, say the victim was tortured and raped readily -- allegedly by lawson ranken. >> she was up there because she wanted to be up there. >> why would she want to be up there for two weeks? >> the woman's family disagrees with that. they called the sheriff's department and they say they broke through some recently installed drywall and found the woman injured but still alive. >>> the rain's moved out but now some fog has moved in. which parts of the bay area are still socked in and when you can expect to finally see some sunshine. >>> remember that horrible accident on the golden gate bridge. what may have prevented that from happening. >>> highway 24, looking a little foggy out there. it's very congested, your westbound commute toward the tunnel. we'll have an update -- next. >>> a new jersey congressman is calling for tighter regulation of the train industry after this derailment and spill. he says train companies cannot effectively regulate himself. it's believed the procedural problem caused this derailment in new jersey last friday. the crash released vinyl chloride in the air and forced hundreds from their homes. >>> golden gate officials acknowledge that the head-on collision yesterday that injured three people could have been avoided. we brought you updates. bridge officials say the accident could have had a different outcome had a long- plan moveable median been in place. there's been talk of the cement barrier for 15 years. but the plans have hit numerous snags. the design work is in final place and that means the medians could be in place by 2014. dig natarities and construction -- dignitaries and construction workers will be writing their names in. >>> 7:26. we want to check in with tara, filling in, once again, for sal. >> there's been an accident in the union city area. it's causing some delays. there it is right there and 880 northbound at whipple road. it's causing slowdowns and then in the southbound directions as well. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on. you will be sitting in it. i do want to mention that the offramp in san francisco is open. if you need to use it, you can use it. you have to go around. and since most people come from folsom that can be a problem. 7:5. here's5 -- 725. 7:25. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds. it looks like a sunny day once we get the fog bank to burn off. this could be misty conditions, i think most of the low cloud deck has lifted. mostly sunny, breezy at times. we don't have have to worry about any rain for a while. the 7 to 10-day outlook is dry. that means sunshine and probably a wipeout. 60s today for highs. it looks like we're here. thankfully, things were a little busy there. yeah, real busy. >>> there's still some problems because of those recent storms. we'll tell you one peninsula community that is having us conserve water. >> reporter: we're live in sunnyvale, california where more than 100 people are lining up. we'll give you the reason why. ñ? 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[ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> a fatal house fire in san francisco is being called suspicious. crews were called to st. charles avenue around 8:30 last night. christien kafton is at the scene with a look at the damage and the challenge firefighters face. good morning. >> reporter: we've learned a lot of new information in the last 45 minutes. we spoke to the neighbor as the home was burning. you can see some of the debris in front the home here. we've learned from the neighbor that the victim of this fire was the woman who lived here. one woman who lived here in this home in her os. she was the only -- in her 60s. she was the only woman in here. a little later on, she tried to make inly dr. firefighters were called to the scene. the fire broke out after 8:30. crews say flames and smoke were pouring out of the windows when they arrived and they discoveredded the victim on the second floor. now, we spoke with one neighbor this morning who said he was shaken by but -- by what he saw here last night. >> every time i close my eyes, that's all i see. i see them bringing her down the stairs and laying her down there. i haven't been to sleep yet. >> come -- >> now, we've -- we've learned that the building has been red tagged. jose, that neighbor that we spoke with, a little earlier, tells us that the fire was accidental. that's at least what firefighters were telling him last night that they believe the fire started in the kitchen of the home and then spread throughout the home and the only victim was the sole occupant of the building. a woman in her 60s. we will continue to follow up with the fire investigators looking into the fire. they are concerned about how quickly the fire spread to the building and the fact that all of the -- they want to make sure all of the ts are crossed and all of the is are dotted. we're live in san francisco. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> contra costa county sheriff's office, they've now detained a possible suspect in a homicide in pleasantville. officers found the body at the offramp of 680 and concord avenue. there is a homeless camp in the area. investigators are expected to release more information later today. >>> we now know what happened to the missing couple valve -- traveling in the sierra. 43-year-old roderick clifton and 44-year-old paula lane disappeared lass thursday. their jeep got stuck in the snow. a family member found lane crawling on the side of thely looking for help. clifton did not survive. we'll have a live from the hospital where lane is recovering. >>> recreational use of marijuana is illegal in washington state. this is after the new law took effect at midnight. technically, it's not legal to smoke pot in public. >> you also want grow or sell marijuana -- you also cannot grow or sell marijuana. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> that couple there, they've been together for 5 years. now it is legal for same-sex couples to get married in washington. they were in dozens more -- they and dozens more lined up outside of the administration. >>> it is 7:33. repair work is expected to begin today on highway 1 alook the sonoma coast where rainy weather caused a slide forcing a close between meyers grade and timber. a detour is in place on valley ford food between petaluma and bodega bay. >> i'm not gonna take a chance torren the car. it happens every year. everybody out here is used to to it -- used to it. >> drivers should allow for extra time because of the detour. >>> residents in la honda, you have to cut back on your water use for the next couple of days. the department of public works says sediment has been turned up and may take three days before the water is clear enough and back -- is clear enough to drink. in the meantime, they are outsourcing in or water. look for ktvu.com and look for the stormwatch tab right near the top of the page and we have updates on twitter and facebook. >>> dozens of people are lining up outside of a few south bay bakery. brian flores joins us from sunnyvale to let us know what all of the excitement is about. >> reporter: the excisement, right here. this is the reason why people are in line this morning. about 80 people so far are lined up here in sunnyvale. they are waiting for a free love of bread today. one love of bread for the rest of the year. this line continues to grow. so far there are about 0 people again. this is the latest location for the bakery in the south bay. the other locations are at valley fair mall and they are opening up one in cupertino. many of the people in line say they love to get their sourdough. this location here in the south bay makes it worth it. we spoke with the master baker and he explains the process of making sourdough. we spoke to the couple who drove down from sacramento yesterday afternoon. >> it took me three days. three days to make one loaf of bread. the process is simple but it is long because this is very slow from the process. only simple four ingredient, flour, water, salt and a piece of the mother dough that actually date back to 1899. >> we love this bread. we're excited. it's great. how often do you get to get something like this? a year's worth of bread. it's a lot. we'll use some, give some away. it will be great. >> reporter: and many people say they are here in line because they are getting a free loaf of bread for a year and are sending this bread to other friends in other parts of the world because they love the sourdough bread so much. inside are the coupons. that's what people are waiting for. the line continues to grow. you still have a little bit of time left. i'm not exactly sure how many spots are left open but i got mine and i'm gonna enjoy this one. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:37. we're still gonna get you to where you need to go. particularly tara, the east bay, not looking good? >> yeah, union city, hayward, 880 is congested. let's take a look at the maps. we have an accident on the shoulder at whipple road. this is in the southbound direction. it's causing some delays and we have the center line blocked at 880 southbound at jackson street. across the bray here, you can see we have another accident, i- 80 northbound at the 92 split. give yourself some extra time because it looks like there's a lot of debris in the roadway, they have moved it over. at the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see that traffic is backed up. the metering lights are on. highway 4, you can see we have slow traffic westbound. they are a little bit more of a breeze kicking in. that's going to help stir things around. there were some pockets of fog. so far it just seems to be cloudy to mostly cloudy. a little bit cooler. 51. 52, santa rosa and a little breeze is also helping stir things up and keep the temperatures. but a northwest breeze is scouring out some of the fog. whole patterns change. it looks like we go very quiet. i think the wind will kick up. no rain for a while. a very cold pattern will dive into montana, idaho and utah an rockies. but for us, it will be dry. some of that fog, i don't think has much of a chance. overnight lows could be ditching lower as more of the northwest wind kicks in, that should take care of the fog. the weekend always in view, dry, sunny noria while. >>> how apple's stock is doing today and why it tanked yesterday. and what the ceo just said that could be great news for the u.s. chi. >>> and john mcafee arrested -- economy. >>> and john mcafee arrested. ll. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >>> well, stocks are up slightly on wall street. they've been bouncing back and forth a bit this morning, following news that europe will hold off on economical stimulus measures and unemployment benefit applications dropped last week with is consistent with moderate hiring and showing the impact of supersandy is over. the dow is currently up 5. nasdaq is up 10 and the s&p up 1. one stock to watch today is apple. checking right now, apple stock is up nearly 1% right now. it lost 6.4% of its value -- of its value yesterday. on another note, tim cook says apple will produce one of its existing lines next year. earlier this week, i fix it said it's already finding assembled in usa stamps on some i-macs. >>> and samsung and apple return to a federal court today in san jose to start their next round of pattern battles -- patent battles. apple wants the judge to increase a $1 billion jury series for samsung infringements on apple patents. both companies are trying to gain leverage for similar suits in other countries. >>> well, john mcaky may be reported back to -- john mcakey may be reported back to belize. he was arrested in guatemala for enter the country illegally. he filed the request for asylum in guatemala. he said he left belize to avoid police persecution. >>> the man accused of pushing another in the subway push. he said "i wouldn't leave him alone, so i pushed him." >>> hundreds of stolen electronic items with rightful owners? here's a look at items investigators recently confiscated. they include 75 laptops, 100 cell phones along with many ipads and watches. investigators have arrested two brothers and a woman all in their 20s in connection with the theft. you can check to see if your property is part of the cash. visit ktvu.com and look under the web thinks section. >>> overnight in egypt, five people were kill and more than00 injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of the country's president. there are tanks deployed outside of the presidential palace. that's after fierce street battles. protesters are angry about sweeping new powers. president mohammed morsi gave himself and a quickly drafted constitution. the chief of says says the president will address the country later today and will share some important news. >>> in russia, there's so much concern about the supposed my doomsday, the russian minister of the emergency situation says i have methods of monitoring what is occurring on the planet earth and i can say with confidence, the world is not going to end in december. december 21st, 2012 marks the end of the al qaeda and some people have -- calendar and some people have predicted the world will end that day. >>> the a.p. says last year, at least a dozen members of the state legislature had repairs done on state vehicles and those were made weeks before lawmakers bought the vehicles for their personal use. in most cases the work cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. >> the only state in the country that had this program finally ended the program because i think they saw some abuse. they 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